Silver Sky Fret Buzz

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  1. Jacob C.

    Jacob C. New Member

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    Hey everybody! I got my Silver Sky not too long ago but it seems to have some excessive fret buzz. I've adjusted relief to match specs and have taken the action even a bit higher than factory, but I still have buzz all up and down the neck. This is especially bad on the low E/A strings, where even with light playing buzz can be heard. Any suggestions on what to do?
     
  2. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Did you have fret buzz before the adjustments?

    Typically, new guitars might need a slight tweak to the truss rod and nothing more. Fret the low E string at the last fret, and at the first fret, and check the gap between the string and the 8th fret.
     
  3. Jacob C.

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    Yeah, I made the adjustments in response to the fret buzz. The relief was pretty flat, with just the tiniest bit of space, and I adjusted it up just at .012 inches.
     
  4. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    Are you sure it's fret buzz and not something loose on the guitar, such as the tuner nuts?
     
  5. Tone-y

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    How old are the strings? Have they been on there for a while and pretty well used? I say this because it's not uncommon with some of my guitars, specially my PRS, to develop a buzz all along the neck on the top E string that cannot be removed by changing the setup (action and neck relief). The only thing that will stop it is to put a fresh string on. Though I've not had this on the lower strings
    Put a fresh set of strings on before you do anything else and see how that helps
     
  6. Jacob C.

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    Yeah, I've checked all the fittings and can clearly hear the buzz from the frets.
     
  7. Jacob C.

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    I put on a fresh set of strings before making this post, in hopes of fixing the issue, but unfortunately there was no difference.
     
  8. BWV548

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    Can you post a video with the sound and closeups of the setup?
     
  9. GuitarJammin

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    I've owned two silver sky guitars....one came perfect. Didn't touch it. The other came like you say with excessive fret buzz, i got it sorted out with a truss rod adjustment. I did have go over and over the setup to nail it. Plays like a dream now.
     

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